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July 2, 2019

Employer email - reporting starts now: The Paid Family and Medical Leave technology system has launched. This email provides an update to the 2019 Q1 and Q2 reporting deadline and details about planned system outages.

July 2, 2019

News release: Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits one-step closer as technology system launches

June 20, 2019

Employer email - videos: This email provides a link to our employer reporting overview video and a downloadable checklist for setting up an account and filing reports for Q1 and Q2.

June 14, 2019

Employer email - checklist: This email provides a downloadable checklist for setting up an account and filing reports for Q1 and Q2.

June 2019

Letter sent to all employers: This letter contains instructions for creating an account, filing reports and paying premiums for 2019 Q1 and Q2.

May 7, 2019

Written testimony - Read the full written testimony by Commissioner Suzi LeVine for the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee's hearing on Paid Family and Medical Leave.

Watch the hearing 

May 7, 2019

MEDIA ALERT: Commissioner Suzi LeVine to testify on paid leave before U.S. House Ways & Means Committee

April 26, 2019

Employer email - Reminder about revised reporting timeline for Q1 2019

April 3, 2019

News release - Bill to strengthen Paid Family and Medical Leave signed into law

March 13, 2019

Employer email - reporting deadline update: This is an important message to all employers in Washington about the revised deadlines for Q1 Paid Family and Medical Leave reports and premium payments.

March 13, 2019

News release - Paid Family and Medical Leave to launch beta system in April, extend reporting timeline to July

Feb. 21, 2019

Employer agent email: This is the first email in a four-part series designed to help employer agents prepare for reporting and remitting for employer clients. (Employer agents are third party administrators who report or pay the State of Washington on behalf of employer clients).

Dec. 28, 2018

Employer email - review: This is the fifth email in a five-part series designed to help employers prepare for the requrements that kick in on Jan. 1, 2019.

Dec. 20, 2018

Employer email - paystub insert: This is the fourth email in a five-part series designed to help employers prepare for the requrements that kick in on Jan. 1, 2019. This email provides sample content for intranet sites, company blogs and newsletters, as well as a paystub insert for employees.

Dec. 13, 2018

Employer email - reporting: This is the third email in a five-part series designed to help employers prepare for the Paid Family and Medical Leave requirements that kick in on Jan. 1, 2019.

Dec. 6, 2018

Employer email - premiums: This is the second email in a five-part designed to help employers prepare for the Paid Family and Medical Leave requirements that kick in on Jan. 1, 2019.

Dec. 4, 2018

Letter sent to all known employer addresses:This letter was mailed to about 600,000 business mailing addresses starting Dec. 4, 2018.

Nov. 30, 2018

Employer email - program overview: This is the first email in a five-part series designed to help employers prepare for the Paid Family and Medical Leave requirements that kick in on Jan. 1, 2019. It was sent to over 600,000 business email addresses.

Nov. 30, 2018

News release: Premium collection for Paid Family and Medical Leave starts Jan. 1, 2019

July 16, 2018

National debate on paid family leave highlights Washington's best-in-the-nation program. "Whether you work part-time, in multiple jobs, for a small business or a large corporation, by 2020 almost anyone working in this state will be able to take necessary time off to care for themselves and their loved ones," said ESD Commissioner Suzi LeVine

July 6, 2018

Commissioner Suzi LeVine submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy regarding proposed federal paid family leave legislation. 

April 2, 2018

Critical information for Washington employers (This communication went out to every employer ESD had email addresses for as of March 2018)